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Present Simple with the verb to be: I’m Jacqueline. Who are you?

This is Easy Grammar I’ve written some articles about how to use present simple. Now you also need to understand present simple with the verb be. Some English learners think that when I say: I’m a teacher, I’m using the present progressive. But that’s not right, as I’m not using a verb with –ing. I’m… Continue reading Present Simple with the verb to be: I’m Jacqueline. Who are you?

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Easy Grammar: Make Negatives in Present Simple

By Jacqueline Schaalje Derek Jensen For negative sentences in the present simple you need to use do and does + not. Present simple is the tense that you use to tell about things that happen regularly, or that are facts. Read more in this article. Here are some examples: 1A I have a cat. B… Continue reading Easy Grammar: Make Negatives in Present Simple

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How to Choose between Present Simple and Present Continuous (Progressive)

Gregg O’Connell A quick overview of the differences between these two basic tenses. Present Simple: Use this tense for habits and permanent things. Habits = things that people do regularly. Permanent things = things that are always the same. Examples: Tom washes his hair twice a week. I am a teacher. Her parents live in… Continue reading How to Choose between Present Simple and Present Continuous (Progressive)

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Simpler Than Thou: English Tense Basics: Present Simple

Or Simple Present. Believe me, I’ve never been a great fan of grammar. When I was younger, I never did a single grammar exercise in my life. But I’ve always read a lot. And so should you! When you read a lot, using correct grammar should just be a piece of cake. However when you… Continue reading Simpler Than Thou: English Tense Basics: Present Simple

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What I Am Doing Now Is Not What I Do Every Day – Present Progressive vs. Present Simple.

Easy Easy Easy Easy Easy Easy Easy Easy Easy Easy Easy Easy Easy     By Olga Koliichuk Let’s compare the Present Simple (Indefinite) and the Present Progressive (Continuous) Tenses. You probably know how they are formed so I’m only putting them in a small table. The Present Simple Tense + (Affirmative) –          (Negative) ?… Continue reading What I Am Doing Now Is Not What I Do Every Day – Present Progressive vs. Present Simple.

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Simple Present with Questions, including To Be and Other Verbs

What’s Your Name? I’m Jacqueline This is easy Grammar! Last time we talked about present simple with to be, and you can also check this article about present simple with other verbs. Now the difficult thing for lots of English learners is to put the two together. Can you use both present simple with to… Continue reading Simple Present with Questions, including To Be and Other Verbs

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Grammar Quiz – Overview of Present Perfect and Past Simple

By Jacqueline Schaalje In this article we’ll try to sort out present perfect and past simple. You can use both present perfect and past simple to say something about the past: 1. I spoke with Barney last week. (past simple) 2. I’ve just spoken to my mother. (present perfect) The Difference Between the Two The… Continue reading Grammar Quiz – Overview of Present Perfect and Past Simple

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Walked or Have Walked? – How to Distinguish Between Past Simple and Present Perfect

I’m going to review with you how to use Past Simple and Present Perfect. If you need more than just a review, you can read more about these tenses here and here. Past simple is the easier of the two to understand. When Do You Use Past Simple? When something happened in the past. The past… Continue reading Walked or Have Walked? – How to Distinguish Between Past Simple and Present Perfect

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Present Progressive (Continuous) for the Future

Easy Grammar! I’m writing this newsletter now. This is what I’m doing now. What are you doing? You’re reading this. You probably know the grammar of these sentences: I’m writing You’re writing She’s writing He’s writing It’s writing Etc. If this looks mysterious to you, have a look here. This is present progressive tense. Some… Continue reading Present Progressive (Continuous) for the Future

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